A day filled with tattoos, bearded men, good drink, good company and smiley faces, Well I jumped at the chance of being able to blog at the convention! It was last weekend as I was unable to do both day I went along on Sunday, Brighton isn't too far from London so I hopped on a train from Victoria and off we sped towards tattoo happiness. I have decided to split this blog post one with a look at the event and the other a little diary entry of my personal experience getting tattooed at the event.
So if you have never been to a tattoo convention, let me tell you a little bit about it. The day is filled like any other convention, stalls filled with tattoo/rockabilly/rock inspired items, I adore all the taxidermy. They also have wonderful people like cooper from Dapper signs running stalls, his stall was one of my favorites, he was designing and painting hand-drawn awesome signs, I wouldn't mind one of them for my studio! Its a great place if you are new to the whole "tattoo thing" you get to see people tattooing and you get to mingle with maybe something that can be seen as a hard community to get into. But the community is actually warm, welcoming, fun and exciting thing to be into. This is what I love about Conventions like Brighton, you get to chat to people from all over the world and hear their stories, see their work and you get to meet people such a variety of people.
I was also super excited to see my favorite ladies from Things and Ink Magazine looking beautiful and smiley! I had to bag myself the latest editions, I always love seeing Alice and Nicola, its great to meet people so enthusiastic about the art of tattooing seriously take a look at what they do! Also one of the best things about the tattoo convention there are loads of cute bearded guys yes I went there! (totally sorry but not at the same time) and getting to say I am press and snapping pictures of them is one of the highlights of my blogging career, btw thanks Sailor Jerry for that!
The day was so hectic and the majority of my day was taken up with getting a 3 hour tattoo from Tyler Monaghan I will be sharing that in a separate blog post. There was so much to look at!